Work

In Alison M. Jaggar & Iris Marion Young (eds.), A Companion to Feminist Philosophy. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 448–455 (2017)
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Work is purposeful human activity oriented toward a useful outcome, particularly, but not exclusively, activity directed toward the satisfaction of human needs. It is distinguished from leisure, which encompasses human activity undertaken primarily for enjoyment or relaxation. Work includes both wage labor and uncompensated activities that, nevertheless, provide human beings with useful goods and services. Nurturing labor – sustaining the lives of children and preparing them for mature participation in society – is work, too.

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